Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price slashed, now available at Rs 64900

The Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus are the first Samsung devices, apart from the S8 and Note 8, to feature the trademark Infinity Display, which includes the 18.5:9 aspect ratio and curved glass. The A8 (2018) comes in two variants with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, while the A8+ (2018) comes in two variants- 4GB RAM & 32GB storage and a 6GB RAM & 64GB storage option. The storage on both the devices can be extended to 256 GB via a microSD card. Samsung hasn't confirmed but both the handsets are highly likely to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo version.

One thing that might come as a surprise, especially for phones launching in 2018 is the OS. A single 16MP camera with a larger/wider f/1.7 aperture graces the rear with a digital image stabilization software and hyperlapse. The fingerprint scanner, much like it is in the case of the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+, lies on the rear only this time Samsung has moved it below the camera module. The entire setup is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery in the Galaxy A8 and 3,500 mAh battery in the Galaxy A8 Plus while both devices support Fast Charging.

If you expected good 12MP cameras with large 1.4micron pixels like on the flagship line, you are in for a disappointment. Guess what, Samsung's famous Live Focus camera mode is coming to both the phones.

Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, and Glonass. The secondary 8MP sensor captures depth information to blur the background.

There you have it. The handsets will be soon available for purchase in Europe and other markets. They will be available in January in black, orchid grey, gold and blue for about EUR499 and EUR599, respectively, and the fact that the pricing is given in European currency should hint at you that we might never see these two released officially on a U.S. carrier. Both the devices will support Samsung Galaxy VR and are also IP68 certified water and dust resistant.

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